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Bug 3033 - quota tools go into "uninterruptible sleep" during disk operations
Summary: quota tools go into "uninterruptible sleep" during disk operations
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-25 10:30 UTC by torsten.naumann
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description torsten.naumann 1999-05-25 10:30:40 UTC
If I do "cp somewhta somewhere" an at the same time I run
repquota and/or quotacheck the quota tools go into sate "D"
(uninterruptible  sleep).

I've tried it on variuos hardware platforms (i386 with
different scsi and ide adaptors).

On the kernel-list comes a patch for 2.2.6 that solves this
problem but it isn't official. Here is the header of this

List:     linux-kernel
Subject:  Re: sync problem in 2.2.5
From:     Jan Kara <>
Date:     1999-04-20 22:15:58

It occurs in RedHat Linux 5.2 and 6.0.

In the official Debian 2.1 Linux Dist. this error occurs

Comment 1 Alan Cox 1999-06-12 16:40:59 UTC
The patch is mostly good. Jan has posted a couple of other updates
since. It doesn't fix the SMP case apparently.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-06-28 15:36:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-31 17:34:59 UTC
Christian, this problem is not fixed in kernel-2.2.12-3.

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